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Mini Folk Charm Necklace 



Written By: Cathe Holden 



-/ TOOLS: 

Hole punch (1) 
Pliers (1) 
Toothpick (1) 



PARTS: 



Miniature corked glass vials (1) 
new or vintage 

Faux grass (1) 
or green craft felt 

Super glue (1) 

Ribbon (1) 

or fabric, or paper 

N scale model people (1) 

Eyehole head pins (1) 
or tiny eyehole screws 

Jump rings and necklace chain (1) 



SUMMARY 

I have several necklaces with my children's and husband's names incorporated into the 
pendants, but I didn't have one with their likenesses. So I spent an afternoon in the craft 
cave and created my own tiny family charms. Here's how I did it. 

Notes: I used tiny corked watch part vials collected from flea markets that are plentiful on 
Etsy.com. Depending on the size and information on the labels, you may choose to keep 



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vials turned in the direction of their little labels or backwards, keeping the front clear. 

My family figures came from the following N scale sets: Children, Fireman to the Rescue, 
and Pedestrians. Check your local hobby shop or find them online at Woodland Scenics . N 
scale model train people are 1 :148 scale, the perfect size for tucking into the tiny vials. 
Depending on your peoples' body positions, you may need to make adjustments. (I had to 
break and reposition my miniature husband's arm.) 



Step 1 — Prepare grass and sky. 




• Punch tiny rounds of faux model grass and lightly glue them to the bottoms of the vials. 



Step 2 




• Adhere narrow cuts of blue seam 
binding ribbon to the inside backs 
of each vial to act as a backdrop of 
sky. Use a toothpick to help 
position and press into place. 



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Step 3 — Add tiny person. 




• With a tiny amount of glue on the 
feet of each figure, I tucked them 
into the grass inside each vial and 
held them in position with a 
toothpick until set. 



Step 4 — Seal bottle and attach to chain. 




• With a tiny drop of glue on the 
backside of each cork, seal the 
bottles. 

• Snip the eyehole head pins to the 
length you want and glue the stems 
into the corks. 

• Then string each little vial charm 
along a chain with jump rings, 
using pliers. 

• These charms can be 
modified to hold pets, 
snippets of nature, word 
messages, baby's first haircut, 
sand from your beach vacation, 
and more. Have fun! 







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